The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
I want to throw up. I’m so fucking angry. Sign this shit.
signal boost because this is one of the most disgusting occurances invloving a child i have ever heard of. please sign it.
Sign this. It will take you 5 seconds. A CHILD is about to be institutionalised because her gender does not match the one society has assigned to her. INSTITUTIONALISED.
Don’t know how likely this will be to make any difference, but I’m being optimistic about it. Sign and reblog.
This… Just doesn’t sound right…
Germany is the psychology capital of the world, they know full well that transexuality isn’t a break from reality and that gender schema’s don’t actually determine gender identity.
I am really hoping this turns out to be fake or incorrect, otherwise there is some serious foul play going on in that case…
It’s Change.org, which is why I’m signing now. If it isn’t legit, they’ll find out and hopefully things will be sorted out. In the meantime, I’m signing just in case. Shitty stuff like this can happen.
We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him.
The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.
“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.”
The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked.
“So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”
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That EXPLAINS everything.
- When POC characters are turned white: this isin't about race, if you think it is then you're the racist one, lets just enjoy the book/film as it is, this is about the character's personality god you're so sensitive, the new skin tone actually fits the character's personality IMO, I never imagined them as POC anyway, not all whitewashing is racist god get over it!!111
- When white characters are turned into POC: omg how could they!?!?!? this is soooo racist and unfair! why cant they present that white character as WHITE, how dare they change the original skin color to suit their own terms! this is reverse racism!! this is about race! I NEVER imaged that white character to be a POC that is so weird, it doesn't fit, this is political correctness gone crazy!!
poppysaide replied to your post: Was it you who was worried that Lorax was going to be a toothless dancing bear version as compared to the original book? If so, don’t worry. Saw it today and it was really good and wonderful
ah yes the lorax film. cissexist jokes. fun for the whole family.
i mean personally there were a lot of other things that bothered me about what i saw of it, but YEAH way to smack me right out of seeing your movie with the fucking trailer that is just talent right there.
Oh, right, that was me that said that. I watched it!
Conclusion: the movie had a lot of very good, sharp criticism of corporate greed, and was probably the kind of primer that kids should be getting told about regarding how freemarket capitalism makes for really shitty moral decisions. It also had a lot of genuinely witty moments, a bunch of lines that really made me laugh. The colors were gorgeous, the character design was pretty damn good, the lighting and atmospheric shots were just glorious. The songs were great! At least, I liked them.
The rest of the movie was a lazy, sloppy, ridiculously thoughtless stew of casual sexism, cissexim, heteronormativity, and fat phobia. Also not only were there a grand total of like five non-pink characters in a movie with a ton of crowd scenes, the greedy family of the Onceler who push him into breaking his promises all have nasal, yokel-y southern accents, and destroy the environment purely for shits and giggles, while the Onceler, who does have initial reservations, has a more northern ‘standard’ accent, so the movie achieves the excellent combo of being racist at basically everyone.
This movie felt like kind of like it was slapped together by a bunch of really earnest college boys: a nice spot on critique of runaway capitalism, a witless stab at giving the female love interest a few lines so she’s cool and empowered, and a continuous blithe cluelessness about everything else in the entire world that doesn’t involve being a heroic heterosexual white boy.
The pacing was also kind of a disaster, with too much time spent on random-seeming digressions and not enough time on forward motion. That just bugs me as a storyteller.
Basically the whole thing was like eating a cake that someone had forgotten to not put iron fillings in. Tasty, gorgeous, very sweet, surprisingly painful.
Still, I think the Onceler’s delightfully cute, and we could really do with more kids’ movies that show how easy it is to justify shitty decisions. So I guess I can totally see what people can’t stand it, and why people love it! I kind of feel both ways.
OH MY GOD
i went into the bank and asked what day it was and the teller said “march 26th” so i asked “and the year?” and she kinda looked at me for a second before saying “2012”. i threw my hands up in the air and yelled “IT WORKED” before turning to leave.
THEN AS I WAS JOGGING OUT OF THE BANK SOME OTHER DUDE CAME UP TO ME LIKE “HOLY CRAP, YOUR MACHINE WORKED TOO?” AND WE HIGH FIVED AND RAN OFF.
Via LA Times:
In a year when Bank of America’s stock plunged 58% and the company announced plans to lay off 30,000 employees, chief executive Brian Moynihan’s compensation package more than quadrupled to nearly $8.1 million.